17 High Cholesterol Foods Not to Eat

Now léet’s speak about the high cholesterol fodds not to eat! Insider Monkey recently published an article about this topic giving you some very useful tips. Atherosclerosis is a heart disease, in which plaque consisting of cholesterol and other substances builds up inside your arteries, causing restricted blood flow. Clogged arteries can cause discomfort in various parts of the body, but more importantly can cause stroke, and heart attack. What is also important to understand, is that atherosclerosis is not caused by growing old, but by our lifestyles.

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The accepted theory is that if your cholesterol level is below 150mg/dl, your chances of developing the coronary artery disease are slim. There are two types of carriers for cholesterol, LDL – low-density lipoprotein, and HDL – high-density lipoprotein. In layman’s terms, it could be said that LDL is cholesterol transported from the liver to all the cells and organs in the body, while HDL is cholesterol going in the opposite direction – being for example collected from the dead cells and back to the liver.

Now without a further ado let’s see what Insider Monkey has investigated for us. We have picked four of the high cholesterol fodds not to eat.

At first, here is sugar. Obesity is usually a friend of high cholesterol, thus it is best to avoid all foods rich in sugar, especially cakes made with eggs and butter. Then let’s speak about Margarine. Unless you can find some very good quality margarine, that is low in saturated fats, and has no trans fats, stay away from it. What about butter? Five grams of butter contain about 11 mg of cholesterol. That doesn’t sound that bad, when compared to recommended daily amount of 300mg for healthy people – says the article. But as for me, I don’t really believe these things. Once we are told not to eat butter becuse it’s unhealthy, and we should eat margarine. Then, a few years later we are told not to eat margarine, we should eat butter. I do eat butter, and lots of cheese, as I can make cheese at home. But let’s check what the article is telling us. “Various types of cheese have cholesterol in the range of about 4mg to 123mg of cholesterol per 100g of cheese. Cheese port de salut being the king, with 123mg. While cottage cheese from low fat 1 percent milk theoretically has only 4mg.”

For any further useful information, read Insider Monkey’s article about 17 high cholesterol fodds not to eat

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